Homemade Fried Chicken

Who doesn't love a good, juicy and crispy fried chicken? But most people don't know how to make it as crispy and juicy at home, as eaten at any fast food joint. Well your wait is over, as we bring the easiest fried chicken recipe for you.


What is Fried Chicken?

Fried chicken, commonly referred to as Southern fried chicken, is a dish made of chicken pieces that have been pan-fried, deep-fried, pressure-fried, or air-fried after being dusted with seasoned flour or batter. While maintaining the meat's fluids, the breading gives the chicken's surface a crisp coating or crust. The most popular chicken type is broiler. It has been said that fried chicken is "crispy," "crunchy," and "juicy." The dish has also been referred to as "salty" and "hot." In order to give fried chicken a spicy flavour, hot sauce or chilli powder may occasionally be added on the top.

How to make Fried Chicken at home

  1. Start by marinating the chicken by making slits through the thick meat of the chicken leg. Add the chicken legs into a bowl.  

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2. Add ginger and garlic paste to the bowl, followed by salt, lemon juice, one egg and some light soy sauce. Toss it together and marinate for at least 30 minutes overnight.  

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3. Start to heat the oil for frying the chicken. On the side plate add some refined flour with salt and pepper and some paprika. Mix the seasoning together and prepare to fry.  

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4. Toss the chicken into the flour mixture and coat it evenly, achieving a thick layer of flour. Add the chicken into the hot oil on medium heat and cook it for 5-6 minutes or until fully cooked through and crispy golden brown from the outside. 

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5. Serve the chicken hot with your favourite dip on the side.   

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Expert Tips

  1. For best results, marinate the chicken overnight.
  2. Make sure to season the flour or the chicken might be bland.
  3. Do not fry the chicken on high heat or it might burn from the outside and stay undercooked from the inside.


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